Sunday, January 29, 2012

Maybeline Color Tattoo REVIEW & Swatches

Hi Beauties,

Recently Maybelline debuted their spring/summer collection and some the hottest products from that collection were the Color Tattoos. 

Product Description: Dare to wear our longest-lasting shadow. Our ink technology creates super-saturated color. Cream gel smoothes on for vibrant color that does not fade. 


Dare to wear 24HR shadow.
• Ink technology creates 24HR wear shadow for our most intense, long-lasting color saturation
• Cream formula glides on without creasing and keeps color vibrant
• Ophthalmologist-tested.  Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers


High impact look:
Illuminate. With fingertips, sweep all over eye from inner corner and work outwards.  For added drama, darken as desired.      

The consistency is very creamy, and I can see these shadow's lasting a while considering you hardly need any product when applied. The colors are definitely more sheer at first but can be builded up to desired color. I was super surprised to see that the jars/packaging was actually glass, and I really love that about these. Their is only 10 shades which isn't to bad but I would have liked to see a more flesh tone color, or some pastels. Although, their are only 10 different colors the color selection is pretty ideal, minus the fact they don't have a flesh tone color. Other then that they pretty much hit ever color on the spectrum. I did only get 5 of them thus far. I really don't like to wear color on my eyes so I'm not sure if I will be picking up the brighter ones or not. As for 24 hours, well I did not wear them straight 24 hours but I did see after about 8-10 hour they were wearing off. Maybe if applied with a eye lid primer if your only wearing these it might make them last longer. I did find that when I used them as a primer, rather then a eyeshadow it did last a lot longer. The colors I picked up is

  • Pomegranate punk: This color is more of a copper toned color. Can be super pigmented if you build up the color. I was actually really surprised I liked this one because I normally wouldn't gravatite towards this color. It is very pretty alone, and under a shadow. 
  • Painted Purple: This color is a very pretty lavender purple. Very bright and vibrant. 
  • Tough as Taupe: This color is a matte taupe color obvi. The color is quite dark, but very pretty under a shadow. I have not wore this one alone only as a primer and I really love it. Probably one of my favorite from the five I got.
  • Bad to the Bronze: This color is a very gorgeous dark bronzy brown color. Can also be builded up to a very darker color. I do like this one as well. Have not wore this one alone either but I can say it does look great under a similar color.
  • Audacious Asphalt: This color I was a little disapointed in only because it almost pulls a grey's blue toned color. I really don't like blues on me to much. However, it does look pretty great under a black shadow for a really pretty smokey eye look. 
Remaining colors:
Fierce and Tangly: this is a super vibrant bright orange.
Too Cool: This is a very sheer sparkly white color. I wouldn't mind this in my collection.
Tenacious Teal: This is also a very pretty color, and also very bright
Edgy Emerald: This is actually really pretty too! Haven't found this one but it looks great.

Overall for the price they are pretty great. Super inexpensive they run anywhere from $6-8 depending on the store. If you are wanting to pick up more then one I would recommend checking out your local Cvs, Rite aid, or Walgreens. Majority of the time one of them will have a buy one get on 50% off.  Each go on super smooth, and could be pretty pigmented. I prefer to use these like a Mac Paint pot. Under my eyeshadow using them as a primer. They're a heck of a lot cheaper then paint pots. I don't necessarily seem them being 24 hours, but they are pretty long lasting. I do believe these are now part of the permanent collection, and if so I really hope they come out with a bigger variety. I do recommend these if your looking for a quick and easy makeup look, or if you just don't want to spend the $20 on a paint pot. In comparable to the paint pot, I do think the consistency is pretty much the same. and the packaging is pretty close as well. I also really enjoy these because if wanted you could also use them as a gel liner so their pretty versatile.          

What do you think of these? What colors did you pick up?


  1. Ahhh...these swatches are sooo pretty. I think I'm the only one who hasn't gotten it lol

  2. i love these products! i have 5 shades and want the rest, great review hun ;-)

  3. These are so pretty!! Now I want to try them even more, your swatches are amazing :) xoxo Christine

  4. i was hoping there would be a flesh toned one too. Hopefully they'll release more in the future

  5. I have now bought 6 of these. I can't get enough! lol

  6. Great review.
    I have 4 and I really been thinking of getting the rest.

  7. I can't wait til these hit the UK. Ive seen so many bloggers from across the pond rave about these. I'm defo going to pick a few up when they do come out. Cream shadows are my favourite, I just think they are so easy to apply and look really pretty and natural on


  8. I NEED bad to the bronze. What a gorgeous color!

  9. I absolutely love these, only have two but they are brilliant!

  10. Great review Jenn! Really enjoyed it. Can't wait until these arrive in Australia, hopefully sooner rather than later haha! your new blog layout!

  11. Really reminiscent of the Chanel pots last year. Tattoo seems a bit weird to be included in the name but I'd love to give these a try! Great pics...very tempting!


  12. I NEED to try these out! they sound amazing